Matthew Ruff, El Segundo DUI Attorney
Facing a DUI Case in El Segundo CA? Put our over 15 years of drunk
driving defense experience to work for you. Our Skilled driving under the
influence attorneys know the law, we know the Judges, and we know the
prosecutors that will be trying your case. Contact a local El Segundo DUI
Attorney today to discuss your options and possible defenses. Despite many
common misconceptions, DUI cases can be defended with success if the case
is turned over to an experienced lawyer. Attorney Matthew Ruff can
implement a successful case strategy that can, very often, result in saving
your drivers license and avert a DUI conviction on your permanent record.
Call Matthew Ruff today for a Free Consultation 310-527-4100
El Segundo from Spanish, means "the second" in English. The town has a
population of over 16,000 and is home to many Fortune 500 companies
such as Direct TV. It is a Goliath in the Aerospace and Defense industry yet
the city maintains its small town intimacy and charm. A DUI charge in the El
Segundo area will usually be prosecuted in the LAX Court, Division 140 on
the 3rd floor of the courthouse. The prosecutorial agency that handles all
drunk driving cases in El Segundo is the LA County District Attorneys
Office. Our Defense Attorney, Matthew Ruff, has appeared in that Court
hundreds of times and our office is less that 15 minutes from the Court.
The first thing that should be done after a drunk driving arrest is to request a
DMV hearing in order to challenge the license suspension that flows from the
administrative (APS) part of the case. The Driver Safety office of the DMV
is responsible for seeing to it that a hearing is held if a request is made within
the prescribed time frame. The DMV Hearing will be done in El Segundo at
390 North Sepulveda Blvd. Our Law firm has handled well over a thousand
license suspension hearings with amazing results.
The city of El Segundo, with its own police department, is known for
aggressive enforcement of DUI laws. Not only does the department heavily
patrol its own streets looking for impaired drivers, it also participates in the
South Bay DUI Task Force that enforces driving under the influence
violations throughout the region. As local DUI Attorney in El Segundo, our
law office has been involved in many cases with ESPD, often obtaining
favorable resolutions in Court and at the DMV.
A DUI can stay on your record for 10 years or longer. The consequences of
a drunk driving conviction can negatively impact your car insurance, your
criminal record, and the ability to sometimes advance in your career. Many
folks are unaware that defenses to exist to fight the evidence in a DWI case.
The breath test is not infallible, in fact in many cases we have proven that
the breath machine malfunctioned and incorrectly reported a BAC level.
Finding the "weak link" in a DUI investigation is our area of specialty.
One major focus of enforcement is the DUI checkpoint, the city utilizes this
approach in a variety of areas, often with dozens of arrests. In recent years
the Courts have permitted law enforcement to not have to publicize these
roadblocks, however there are a number of constitutional requirements that
must be complied with in order to make them legal, our El Segundo DUI
Attorneys know these rules and regulations inside and out and we fight
checkpoints in Court.
In some cases, a DUI arrest can be made by an El Segundo Police Officer in
neighboring cities such as Manhattan Beach or Santa Monica. In these
instances, our law firm can help because we cover surrounding Courts as
well. There is no limitation to our defense of driving under the influence
cases. If you need a local and aggressive Manhattan Beach DUI Lawyer to
handle your case in Torrance Court or a DUI Attorney in Santa Monica ,
Division 147 we are here to help.
Refusal to take a breath or blood test can result in up to a three year
revocation of your driving privilege. Our lawyer is well versed in the laws
pertaining to what constitutes a "refusal" and we have a high success rate of
set asides on DMV hearings where refusal is the issue. Despite what many
believe, refusal cases can be won. No one knows the ins and outs of refusal
law like Matthew does.
In one recent case, our client, a 20 year old, was stopped for speeding and
arrested after the officer smelled alcohol on her breath. Being under 21, the
officer wrote her a license suspension notice and took her drivers license on
the spot. She blew a .10% at the scene and took a blood test later that tested
a .10%. The attorney, Matthew Ruff, requested a DMV hearing and was
able to knock out the evidence at the El Segundo Driver Safety APS hearing
in May 2012.
There are many attorneys marketing on the Internet, be careful to not be
sucked in by a flashy website. Hire the Law Firm with the best track record
and the skills to get you the best result in Court and at the DMV, close to 20
years experience, Matthew handle all of his cases personally. We have one
of the highest success rates at DMV hearing among all local law firms. Give
the attorney a call to discuss our innovative approaches and strategies that
can result in allowing you to keep your license following a drunk driving
arrest in El Segundo.
Call for a free case review 310-527-4100
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